Filtrona Fibertec Ningbo China Plant -- Awarded ISO 9001 Certification and Announces Expansion

Filtrona Fibertec
2006-11-28 10:36 2125

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Filtrona Fibertec (a

division of Filtrona plc) announced today that its plant in Ningbo China has

been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management systems

by BSI Management Systems, the world's leading international standards

testing, registration and certification organization. It was also announced

that the Ningbo plant will be expanded, more than doubling the size by mid


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Filtrona Fibertec manufactures bonded fiber fluid control components

serving a variety of industrial and consumer markets including writing

instruments, medical diagnostics, ink jet printing systems, household and

related products.

The ISO certification quality assurance standards requirements include

procedural changes, special training, upgraded documentation and adjustments

to operating practices in a number of production processes. Incorporating

the ISO certification complements the existing registrations at Filtrona

Fibertec's other sites in North America and Europe.

"This certification demonstrates our commitment to enhancing customer

satisfaction by meeting customer needs and applicable regulatory requirements

through the continued improvement of our performance as identified by the ISO

standards," said Martin Caulfield, General Operations Manager. "We are very

proud of our workforce in Ningbo to have achieved this accomplishment and

earned this globally recognized certification."

It was also announced that Filtrona Fibertec will expand the Ningbo

plant. The plant is located in Ningbo (Zhejiang Province near Shanghai) and

was built in 2005. Construction will begin in late 2006 with the expansion

fully completed mid 2007. Plans include a significant increase of more than

double the size of production floor space and an expanded analytical

laboratory to support the technical service needs of the regional customer


This expansion is being announced along with ongoing upgrades and capital

investment in both the Richmond, Virginia (USA) and Reinbek, Germany


"We continue to be excited at the many growth opportunities in the global

market and we need to be positioned to take advantage of these opportunities

in coordination with our customers," said Dirk Kemper, Executive Vice

President - Global Sales.

"At Filtrona Fibertec, our goal is to create significant value and

benefit for our customers through a commitment to quality, technology

innovation and reliability. We feel this will be accomplished through

continued investment in the business," said Russ Rogers, President - Filtrona

Fibertec. "The ISO certification and plant expansion at Ningbo reinforce our

commitment to growing the business with our customers on a global scale."

Based in Richmond, Virginia USA, Filtrona Fibertec is a leading

manufacturer of bonded fiber custom components used in consumer, medical and

industrial products. Filtrona Fibertec has manufacturing locations in North

America, Europe and Asia and is a division of Filtrona plc, a global

specialty plastic and fiber products supplier based in the United Kingdom

with 39 manufacturing facilities and 5,200 employees.

Source: Filtrona Fibertec
Keywords: Machinery
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